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Maryland Coast Guard rescues family of 6 from flooded boat near Fort Armistead in Baltimore

The Coast Guard in Maryland says it rescued a family of six as their boat began flooding.

A Coast Guard news release Wednesday says the 22-foot vessel began taking on water near Fort Armistead in the Hawkins Point section of Baltimore on Tuesday night. Authorities received a report from the boat’s previous owner who said the new owners contacted them to explain the problem.

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Officer Brandon Jackson said it was a "phenomenal relief" to see the parents and their four children all wearing life jackets when they were rescued.

Coast Guard members were able to tow the vessel and remove water from it, even as storms rolled through the Baltimore area. Tuesday saw flooding from nearly 2 inches of rain in a little more than an hour.

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